Full page view
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
21 Jan 1925
p. 48.
Film Daily
11 Jan 1925.
---
New York Times
26 Jan 1926
p. 14.
Variety
28 Jan 1925
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20957
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,355
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Years of failure and bad luck have made Maurice Blake a beachcomber on an island in the Samoas, earning a precarious living by diving for pearls with Philip Jardine, the disinherited son of a San Francisco millionaire. When Philip is killed by a shark, his halfcaste common-law wife, Rosa, informs Maurice that Philip had been forgiven by his father, and she persuades him to assume Philip's identity and return to the States. Maurice's impersonation is successful: he is taken to heart by the elder Jardine and falls in love with Helen Saville, Philip's childhood sweetheart. After Maurice reluctantly declares his love, he and Helen are married, but before the contrite Maurice can explain his deception Rosa spitefully tells Helen of his masquerade. Helen leaves him, and he attempts to commit suicide. He is nursed back to health by Helen, who has forgiven him, and is later reconciled to the elder Jardine, who expresses the intention of adopting him. Rosa returns to ... +


Years of failure and bad luck have made Maurice Blake a beachcomber on an island in the Samoas, earning a precarious living by diving for pearls with Philip Jardine, the disinherited son of a San Francisco millionaire. When Philip is killed by a shark, his halfcaste common-law wife, Rosa, informs Maurice that Philip had been forgiven by his father, and she persuades him to assume Philip's identity and return to the States. Maurice's impersonation is successful: he is taken to heart by the elder Jardine and falls in love with Helen Saville, Philip's childhood sweetheart. After Maurice reluctantly declares his love, he and Helen are married, but before the contrite Maurice can explain his deception Rosa spitefully tells Helen of his masquerade. Helen leaves him, and he attempts to commit suicide. He is nursed back to health by Helen, who has forgiven him, and is later reconciled to the elder Jardine, who expresses the intention of adopting him. Rosa returns to paradise. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.